Varsity Preps

2014 Calif. WR Gets Ivy League Offers

The world of recruiting is competitive and sometimes brutal. It’s not often that you find an athlete who is being recruited by all the Ivy League schools.

Alex Egurbide stands at 6-foot-6 and 205 lbs. and his latest  40-yard dash time of 4.65. The wide receiver from Westlake, Calif. is being recruited as a tight end by every Ivy League school in the country. He has received offers from Yale, Harvard, Cornell and Holy Cross.

“Harvard is my favorite,” said Egurbide. “They’ve had a lot of success with tall wide receivers in the past and even a couple from this area have gone to Harvard and had success.”

He has no definite plans for summer camps but has said that he will most likely attend camps on the East coast because the majority of the schools recruiting him are there.

Although Harvard is his favorite of the offers he’s received, he holds Stanford as his number one choice and hopes to attend their camp this summer.

“I’ve been up for a couple unofficial visits and I did their summer camp last year. I went to the Washington State game for my unofficial,” he said.  “It was really cool. I really loved the campus and everything.”

His position as a wide receiver has gotten him far as the Westlake Warriors won the 2012 CIF Title with a perfect 14-0 season. He finished the season with 661 yards and 10 TD’s. As a sophomore he had 10 receptions for 139 yards and three touchdowns. He was in second place in the league for touchdowns at the end of this year; just one behind 2013 Stanford commit, Francis Owusu.

“Hopefully we’ll win the CIF title again,” he said.

Egurbide has seen interest from more than Ivy League schools.

“BYU has said that I’m their number one tight end that they’re talking to right now,” he said.

He has also seen interest from Duke, Boston College, Boise State, Utah, Nebraska, Cal Poly, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Portland State, Oregon State and Texas State. That’s quite the basket to choose from.

It’s not all about football for Egurbide though.

“I really enjoyed my physics class this year so I’m leaning towards engineering as my major,” he said. “In my family we’ve always been taught that education comes first so I’m definitely going to get my degree.”

“I understand that being a college football player it has to be a priority and you have to put in the time. I’ll try to balance it out as easily as I can.”

As far as making an early verbal commitment, Egurbide isn’t sure he wants too.

“I don’t think I’d commit early unless it was one of my top schools that offered me, like Stanford. Otherwise, I think I’ll keep my options open and see what I can get from each school and which schools I’m really into,” he said.

“I want to play the game for as long as I can. I just want to focus on being the best high school and best college player I can be,” he said. “I feel great and I feel ready to go out there and ball out this year and rack up as many scholarships as I can.”

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